Archive for October 2013

Where are we now? The Blackhawks are not exactly flying high, but maybe high enough.

It hasn’t exactly been the greatest start to a season, but on the other hand, the Blackhawks had very little rest after an intense season, and only suffered their 2nd regulation loss in 11 games against the Wild. By no stretch of the imagination was that performance on Saturday night a great one, but it... Read more »

Maybe it is about more then scoring goals, Hawks lose 6-5 in OT

Well, that was a game I think the Hawks should have lost. That they escaped with a point is really about fair compensation for the game they played. Though they outshot the Bolts and had a slight edge in faceoffs, the Bolts were the better team pretty much start to finish. Defensively, the Hawks were... Read more »

Blackhawks Win in SO, again.

Blackhawks Win in SO, again.
It would seem that the Blackhawks have a pattern. Once again, they entered the shootout tied at 2 with a team they should have beaten in regulation, and this was after giving up a lead in the 3rd. There is a lot of talk going around town about the Hawks less than energetic start to... Read more »
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The Blackhawks find a 3 -1 win against Toronto.

The Blackhawks find a 3 -1 win against Toronto.
The Blackhawks found that 3rd goal they had been looking for in prior games this season. Thanks in large part to Brandon Pirri, and to Bickell finally finding the back of the net. They might have also found a little more balance in their approach, as all 4 lines kept up a consistent nice forward... Read more »

Coin-toss, Hawks 2 - Blues 3 in OT/Shootout.

Not all that different from the last time these 2 teams played, the game got kind of boring for a moment there, the Hawks started off stronger than they ended, and the middle of the game was kind of a sleeper. Not that the Hawks were great off the gun, but they seemed to have... Read more »

Sharp and Crawford pick up 2 points in Carolina.

Sharp and Crawford pick up 2 points in Carolina.
I feel pretty good about crediting Sharp and Crawford with this win. Finally, Sharpie broke threw the wall that was keeping him from having 6 goals on the season and his 200th overall, and netted not only the go-ahead goal, but also the game winning shootout goal. Crawford was playing his soundest hockey of the... Read more »
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Hawks win 2-1, Kane likely not interested in going to Buffalo

I was a little tired after work and watched this one on DVR, but I really saw nothing to complain about. I suppose knowing what happened ahead of time probably biased me a bit, but as I watched, I just felt like the Hawks were pretty solidly in control for most of the game. Any... Read more »

Hawks and Isles, in the Battle of the Captains

Hawks and Isles, in the Battle of the Captains
I watched the New York feed, and boy did they promote this Toews vs Tavares showdown idea. I get it, both named John, initials of JT, and v sounds in their last name. Both young and serious captains leading their teams into new eras of hockey, and wouldn’t you know it, their numbers are the... Read more »

Blues beat Hawks 3-2, Stanley Cup Decided

Well, that finish kinda reminded me of that joke where Mrs. Lincoln says, “The play was great except for the shooting”. That was a really shitty way to lose the game, but it was a very entertaining contest. I’m guessing Crawford is going to take some grief for this and he probably should. On the... Read more »
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The Blackhawks Fall in the Shoot-out to Tampa Bay.

The Blackhawks Fall in the Shoot-out to Tampa Bay.
It is not often you see a team get held to 0 shots through an entire period. It is even a little more weird to see the team that was outshot 12 – 0 in the 1st period end up winning the game. The sloppy play of a fresh season had a hand in it,... Read more »